KEH News + Reminders

8/30/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

KEH News and Updates
* We're now buying your used Apple iPads and iPods. Call us for a quote at 800-342-5534.
* KEH will be OPEN on Monday, September 3rd (Labor Day).
* New Drop and Drive Program for local customers (this replaces our "Walk-in" program)- Get the details here

Top Posts of August
* Multi-Lens Cameras
* Featured Items of the Month

* Have you entered our current giveaway yet? You could win a new Apple iPad. Just visit our Facebook page, "like" us, and fill out the entry form. More details on the contest, along with official rules can be found here.
* Have you checked our road show schedule lately? Here's where we'll be visiting for the remainder of August and September-

31- September 1, Friday & Saturday
Bay Camera Company, Savannah, GA

31-1, Friday & Saturday
Pictureline, Salt Lake City, UT

7-8, Friday & Saturday
Cameras Brookwood, Vestavia Hills, AL

7-8, Friday & Saturday
Milford Photo, Milford, CT

14-15, Friday & Saturday
Capitol Filmworks, Montgomery, AL

28-29, Friday & Saturday
Calagaz, Mobile, AL

28-30, Friday - Sunday
Southwest PPA, Irving, TX

28-29, Friday & Saturday
Columbia Council Camera Club, Pasco, WA

29-30, Saturday & Sunday
Metroplex Camera Show, Grapevine, TX

Free 2nd Day Shipping on Big Telephoto Lenses!

8/28/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

The autumn sports season is here and KEH Camera wants to help you get the best photographs possible! Whether you're a professional or amateur, having the right equipment is so essential to great sports photography. To help you out with this, we're having a Free 2nd Day Shipping Promotion on Telephoto Lenses*!   

To qualify for FREE 2nd Day shipping, simply place an order of $300.00 or more of USED telephoto or zoom lenses which offers a 300mm focal length or greater. Promotion begins Tuesday, August 28th, and ships via FedEx Air anywhere in the contiguous (48) United States. This is a limited time offer, and is subject to end at our discretion.       

Promo lenses are already marked with our FREE SHIPPING red banner next to the item on our website. This promotion includes lenses of any brand that are in stock for any camera mount.


Are you placing an international order? No problem! We will credit $9.95 towards your shipping costs!

To start shopping, visit us on the web at, or call one of our knowledgeable, professional sales associates at (770) 333-4200.  Our sales staff will be happy to assist you during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Huge Leica Sale Starts Today!

8/27/2012 2 Comments A+ a-

For a very limited time, we are offering 10% OFF + FREE SHIPPING* on all USED Leica film gear!

An "across the board" Leica sale, as you know, does not happen very often. Leica is more collectible and holds its value better than virtually any other brand of gear in the photo industry. This is a very special and rare event! DON'T WAIT! We are monitoring our inventory closely and this sale could end at any time. In other words, if you see what you want... JUMP ON IT before it's gone!

Save hundreds on everything film Leica:
"M" Rangefinder, Screwmount, "R" Series, and also Visoflex.  We stock everything from bodies to lenses of all focal lengths, to any accessory you could possibly think of.  We have everything from rare and collectible pieces, to working items that show some wear but would be great to use on your next photo excursion.

To get started, click on any of the links below: 
For Leica "M", click HERE 
For Leica "R", click HERE 
For Leica Screwmount, click HERE 
For Leica Visoflex, click HERE 

Don't forget to check out our Leica accessories too! We have TONS of filters, hoods, viewfinders, caps, straps, manuals, adapters, releases, grips, cases...YOU NAME IT, we probably have it!

To qualify for Free Shipping, simply place an order of $50.00 or more of USED Leica film gear and receive FREE shipping via FedEx Ground to anywhere in the contiguous United States. Are you placing a qualifying international order, or perhaps looking to upgrade to expedited shipping? No problem! We will credit $9.95 towards your shipping costs! Here's a bonus tip - If you meet the requirements listed above, anything else you add to the order from KEH will also include free shipping!

Free Shipping This Weekend!!

8/24/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

Place an order of $100 or more of qualifying used photo gear and get free shipping via FedEx Ground to anywhere in the contiguous United States between Friday, August 24th and Sunday 26th (Eastern time). Want to upgrade to expedited shipping or are you placing an international order? No problem! We will credit you $9.95 towards your shipping costs.   
Visit us today at to start shopping, or if you'd like to speak to one of our knowledgeable, professional sales associates, please call 770-333-4200 to place an order during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

Double Promotion This Weekend!

8/17/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

We're doubling up this weekend with our first ever combination promotion!

Promotion #1
Free Ground Shipping on Used Digital SLR bodies for orders over $200-
Just place an order for a Used Digital SLR and you'll receive Free FedEx Ground Shipping as long as your whole order is over $200 (in other words, as long as you have a used digital SLR on your order at any price, you can add any other item(s) to bring your order to over $200 and you'll receive the free shipping.

Promotion #2
15% off Select Film Gear (Back By Popular Demand)-
As mentioned last week, we are buying tons of film gear and want to give you a BIG incentive to help us sell it.  So, we will again offer 15% off select film gear this weekend, including thousands of items in countless categories. (The prices are already discounted on the web so the price you see is the price you pay).

Visit us today at to start shopping, or if you'd like to speak to one of our knowledgeable, professional sales associates, please call 770-333-4200 to place an order during operating hours Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Above promotions run Friday, August 17th through Sunday, August 19th (EST time).  Free FedEx Ground Shipping applies only to the contiguous (48) U.S. A $9.95 shipping credit will apply to any other shipping service selected, including international shipping.  A $200 minimum purchase, including at least one Digital SLR Camera Body will be required to trigger the free shipping promotion.

Win a New Apple iPad!!

8/15/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

About The New iPad:

The New iPad (3rd generation) with 16GB Wifi

With the breakthrough Retina™ display, 5.0MP iSight® camera, and ultra-fast wireless, the new iPad is more immersive than ever before. Surf the Web, check your e-mail, flip through photos, watch a movie, play a game, thumb through a book or magazine, and more! iPad gives you a smarter, more intuitive, more fun way to do everyday things.

Product Features

  • 9.7" Retina display with Multi-Touch™
  • Dual-core A5X chip with quad-core graphics
  • 5.0 MP iSight camera and FaceTime Camera
  • 1080p HD video recording
  • Up to 10 hours of battery life
  • iOS 5 and iCloud camera
  • Ultra-fast 4G LTE connection
  • 16 GB Wifi
  • 225,000+ apps available

About The Contest:

How It Works (Sorry, this giveaway is available for U.S. residents only. Please see official rules at the bottom of this post for more details.)
STEP 1: "Like" KEH Camera on FacebookVisit us at and click on the "Enter to Win/iPad Giveaway!" button under our profile cover photo. (Sorry, but this specific contest is only available for Facebook.)

STEP 2: Enter the drawingFill out the contest entry form (located on our Facebook page) with the required fields.
STEP 3: Share for extra entries!After you enter the drawing, you will be able to share this giveaway with others using a unique referral code. Each of your friends that enters the drawing because of you will automatically give you an extra entry! (There are no limits to the extra entries you can receive, and you can return to our contest page at any time to check on how many referrals you’ve received.)
STEP 4: Bonus prize!Once you’ve gotten 10 of your friends to enter the contest, return to our contest page and you will be able to “UNLOCK” our bonus prize drawing for another new iPad! This greatly increases your chances of winning one.
 STEP 5: Win Winners will be selected by random drawing. After the selection, we will be contacting the winners to let them know that they have won via email. Winners names will also be announced on our blog. Good luck!

Rules and Eligibility Requirements
Contest ends September 13, 2012 at 12:00 Noon EST. Winners will be contacted via email and announced on our blog, and will have 14 days to claim their prize. No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase a contestants chance of winning. U.S. residents only. Contestants must be at least 18 years of age to enter. Proof of age may be required from the winners. KEH Camera will not verify receipt of entries. Incomplete entries are void. KEH Camera is not responsible for entries that are lost, late, misdirected, incomplete, incomprehensible, undeliverable or delayed. We reserve the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value in the event that the original promised prize becomes unavailable. Prizes valued at $499. The odds of winning will depend on the number of entries. Unless otherwise noted, all contests and giveaway prizes are awarded via random drawing. KEH employees and families are not eligible to win. Winners automatically grant the use of their name and likeness in the promotion of this and other KEH Camera contests. KEH Camera will not sell or distribute entrants personal information such as email and mailing addresses. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook or Apple.

Have you read the above information? Then go directly to the entry form on our Facebook page HERE.

Multi Lens Cameras

8/13/2012 3 Comments A+ a-

There are multiple types of multi-lens cameras, each which has a different function. The most common four are: Twin lens, stereo, action sequence, and mini-portrait cameras.

But one of the earliest multi-lens cameras (early 1900s) was a multiplying camera, the Royal Mail Photo Stamp Camera, which was a wooden box camera that took plates. There was a three lens model and a 15-lens model (below) that could take direct photos, or copy cabinet portraits.

Royal Mail Photo Stamp Camera

Royal Mail Photo Stamp Camera Advert

Multiplying tintype camera

Twin Lens- These cameras technically have two lenses, but only one “taking lens”, and one “viewing lens”. They are oriented vertically, and the top lens on a twin lens camera is what makes your image visible in the viewfinder (or on the glass in a waist level) so that you can frame and focus, while the bottom lens is the one that actually takes the picture. There are many brands that make twin lens cameras including Yashica, Mamiya, Minolta, and probably the most popular, Rollei. Twin lens cameras are typically medium format, although there is a newer model that takes 35mm film (the Blackbird, Fly Camera- a plastic/”toy” TL).

Medium format twin lens- L: Rolleoflex, R: Minolta Autocord

Shot taken through the viewfinder of a medium format twin lens camera *

35mm twin lens, the Blackbird, Fly Camera

Stereo (3D)- These cameras have been around for a long time and usually have two or three lenses on them. They are set up to take two images that are almost the same, but are slightly off from one another so that when you view the images in a stereo viewer (or sometimes stack them and wear glasses), the result is a 3-dimensional image. They are oriented horizontally, and the cameras with three lenses have two taking lenses, and one viewing/focusing lens. These are not popular cameras for actual use these days, but are great vintage cameras to collect. Stereo cameras have been made in all formats including large format, medium format, 35mm, and subminiature. A few brands that made these cameras are Kodak, Stereo Realist, Coronet, Nimslo, and View-Master. The View-Master cameras took images specifically to be cut and put into View-Master reels (see below).

Illustration of a stereoscope (stereo card viewer)

Stereo cameras- L: Kodak Stereo, R: Stereo Realist, Bottom: View-Master Color Mark II

Film shot with the View-Master Color Mk II *

A View-Master viewer with image reel

Nimslo is one of the more modern stereo camera brands (as is Nishika), which was around in the 1980s. These cameras had four lenses (and took four images), and required your film to be processed in a special way (which is no longer available). The result was a holographic-type print that didn't require a viewer or glasses to see it in 3D.
Nimslo camera

A Nimslo print

Mini Portrait- Also called “Passport Cameras”, these are Polaroid cameras (Fujifilm also made a version though) with two or four lenses that take two (or four) images simultaneously and places them next to each other on the film (often type 100 pull-apart). They were used to take images to be used on passports or other identity cards. One of the fun things about these cameras is that you can cover one lens, take a photo, and then cover the other lens and take a photo to create Polaroid diptychs.

Polaroid Mini-Portrait Camera

Shot taken with a Mini-portrait/Passport camera as it's supposed to be (same image both sides) *

Shot taken with a Mini-portrait/Passport camera, one side at a time *

Action Sequence (Lomography)- Action sequence cameras are the newest of the multi-lens cameras, and fall into the LOMO/plastic camera/toy camera category. These cameras have anywhere from four to nine lenses on them and take multiple images (on one section of 35mm film) in rapid succession. If your subject is moving at a quick enough pace, the camera will capture that movement in the series of images. If not, then you will end up with a print of X of the same images.

A selection of LOMO Action Cameras- Clockwise: SuperSampler, Actionsampler, Pop9, Oktomat

Film Gear on Sale This Weekend!

8/10/2012 0 Comments A+ a-

15% Off selected film categories this weekend only! Sale runs through Sunday, August 12th (EST). The prices are already discounted on the web so the price you see is the price you pay. Most, but not all film categories are represented in this sale. Click HERE to visit and start browsing for your favorite film gear!

Photos of the Month

8/10/2012 1 Comments A+ a-

All images submitted to and chosen from the KEH Camera Flickr Group pool (join our group!). To view a photographers profile, click on the image to be directed to their Flickr page. 

Sasha, by Paul McEvoy
Jasmine | Atlanta Portrait Photographer
Jasmine, by Matthew Druin
Untitled, by Tan Camera
Dandelion, by Alexander Kunz
Clearing Spring Storm
Clearing Spring Storm, by Sequoia Creative
Pescando Con Redes, by Alfonso Mejia Campos
hillsbbf-2-3, by Drew/j15527
Motorcycle stunt (3), June 2012
Motorcycle Stunt (3), by Rolf Schmolling
Up in the Air
Up in the Air, by Srivatsa Gundala
Untitled, by Jason Philbrook
Bristlecone, by Johnny/WoodyBoinker
Phalaenopsis, by Barry Dudley
Spring Time Is Coming..
Spring Time Is Coming, by mzna al.khaled
Finnegan, by Jordan Parks
beautiful skyy bleu
Beautiful Skyy Bleu, by alideck photography